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Does De Rossi at Boca mark start of European influx?

Aug 13 2019

Italian Daniele De Rossi's debut for Boca Juniors on Tuesday could be the spark of a new trend for ageing European players seeking more than one last payday before they retire.

Santos women's team sleep in hotel lobby ahead of match

Jul 16 2019

SAO PAULO The coach of Santos women's team criticised the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) on Tuesday after her players were forced to spend part of the night in a hotel lobby before a crucial first division game.

Brazil streets ahead but rest of South America far behind Europe

Jul 08 2019

SAO PAULO Argentina’s long trophy drought, combined with sub-par organization, is further evidence that Brazil’s dominance apart, the gulf between South American and European football is growing.

Jesus takes center stage as Brazil win Copa America

Jul 07 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil's Gabriel Jesus made one goal, scored another and was sent off in the second half as they beat Peru 3-1 on Sunday to win the Copa America for the ninth time in a pulsating contest at the Maracana stadium.

Soccer-Hosts Brazil beat Peru 3-1 to win Copa America

Jul 07 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO, July 7 Brazil's Gabriel Jesus made one goal, scored another and was sent off in the second half as they beat Peru 3-1 on Sunday to win the Copa America for the ninth time in a pulsating contest at the Maracana stadium.

Angry Messi slams 'Brazil fix' after Copa red card

Jul 07 2019

SAO PAOLO Lionel Messi was sent off before halftime and then angrily hit out at "corrupt" tournament organisers after Argentina beat Chile 2-1 to win a bad-tempered third-place playoff at the Copa America on Saturday.

Uncertainty over Tite's future as Brazil eye Copa triumph

Jul 06 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil bid for their first major title for more than a decade in the Copa America final against Peru on Sunday but the pre-match discussions were focussed on the future of Tite as coach of the Selecao.

RPT-UPDATE 2-Soccer-Angry Messi slams 'Brazil fix' after Copa red card

Jul 06 2019

SAO PAOLO, July 6 Lionel Messi was sent off before halftime and then angrily hit out at "corrupt" tournament organisers after Argentina beat Chile 2-1 to win a bad-tempered third-place playoff at the Copa America on Saturday.

Angry Messi slams 'Brazil fix' after Copa red card

Jul 06 2019

SAO PAOLO Lionel Messi was sent off before halftime and then angrily hit out at "corrupt" tournament organizers after Argentina beat Chile 2-1 to win a bad-tempered third-place playoff at the Copa America on Saturday.

Heavy traffic forces delay to Colombia-Chile quarter-final

Jun 28 2019

SAO PAULO The start of Friday's Copa America quarter-final has been delayed 20 minutes after the Chilean team bus was caught up in Sao Paulo's notorious traffic.

World News

Hong Kong protest moves peacefully to mob-attack subway

A major bank warned on Wednesday that weeks of protests in Hong Kong could hit the economies of the Chinese-ruled city and mainland China itself as hundreds of demonstrators held a sit-in at the subway site of a midsummer mob attack.